Tricks of the cattle trader
DALBY State High School finished term one on a high after a successful day at Jandowae Show.
With the growth in participant numbers this year, the team has continued to be a force in both the steer and junior competitions.
At the Jandowae Show, the Dalby students exhibited nine steers to win two of the three steer classes.
In the paraders competition, 12 years and under class, Abbey Franz from Jandowae was first with Dalby High student Issy Glasser second and Conner Thomas third.
The 13 to 14-year age group was won by Dalby student and Jandowae local Thomas Llewellyn. Tom later went on to win the champion paraders.
In the 15 and under 25 years class, Dalby was well-represented by Piper Barth who is also a Jandowae local winner, while Jack McGee and Joe Tones were first and second.
The two age groups under 15 years and 15 to 25 years were given the job of judging a young heifer under the watchful eye of over-judge Greg Kroll.
Both Dalby State High and Jandowae were well-represented with Piper Barth and Mitch Franz, who are Jandowae locals boarding at Dalby High’s Bunya campus, winning their age groups.
Term two will see Dalby State High School showing off its cattle and skills at Dalby, Goondiwindi, Kingaroy, Chinchilla, Farm Fest and Toogoolawah.
On May 16 the show team will also compete at the Darling Downs young judges and paraders finals.